British Airways has resumed its direct flight operation to and from Lahore as the airline’s first flight touched down at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after a gap of nearly 10 years.
The flight, BA-259, with 214 passengers on board took off from the Heathrow airport and landed at the Lahore airport earlier in the morning.
A cake was also cut in the CIP lounge to mark the resumption of the British airline’s flight operation.
The airport manager and other CAA officers were present on the occasion to welcome the passengers who arrived there via the British carrier’s first flight. The flight will fly back to London with more than 200 passengers on board.
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner tweeted that British Airways used to operate to two cities in Pakistan but after 10 years, the airline has resumed its operation to another city, Lahore.